BIO.NRW

Welcome to North Rhine-Westphalia

Germany's center of biotechnology

North Rhine-Westphalia lies in the heart of Europe and is the most populous and densely settled of the 16 federal states of Germany. Its major metropolitan area is the Rhine-Ruhr region (9.9 million residents). 44.4% of Germany's overall sales in the biotechnology sector are generated by 95 biotechnology companies that employ more than 4,300 people. The majority of biotechnology patent applications in Europe originates from North Rhine-Westphalia. North Rhine-Westphalia has helped biotechnology develop into an important innovative economic sector in Germany in recent years. 443 life science companies including 95 firms that successfully focus on biotechnology have made the state a leading center of innovation in Europe. Numerous small and medium-size companies that have also achieved success on the international stage call North Rhine-Westphalia their home, along with a robust globally active chemical and pharmaceutical industry. In addition to a first-class environment for biotech science offered by 59 institutions of higher learning and non-university research facilities, there are more than 65 technology centers in North Rhine-Westphalia that serve as incubators for startup companies with links to universities, companies and investors.

BIO.NRW Cluster Biotechnology North Rhine-Westphalia

Why the focus on biotechnology?

The policy of the state government of North Rhine-Westphalia of focusing on biotechnology fosters cooperation between companies, research institutions and the public sector along chains of added value within 16 branches and fields of technology. BIO.NRW, one of the 15 state clusters of industry, centrally catalyzes the ongoing development of the strengths of North Rhine-Westphalian biotechnology. BIO.NRW fosters cooperation between researchers, developers, investors and politicians on the state, national and international level.

Within the framework of the North Rhine-Westphalian cluster policy, the cluster BIO.NRW is being funded by the Ministry for Innovation, Science and Research.

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nächster Termin: 05.07.2017
05.07.2017
CeNTech, Münster

13. Arbeitsplattform „Liquid Biopsy – Vom Analyten über die Analytik zur Anwendung“ ...[mehr]

06.07.2017
RWI4, Düsseldorf

CLIB-HiPerIn Forum “Biotech Innovations for Coatings” ...[mehr]

13.07.2017
ZENIT GmbH, Mülheim an der Ruhr

Marktchancen Japan / Südkorea – Schwerpunkt Gesundheitswirtschaft ...[mehr]

26.07.2017
Düsseldorf

Infoveranstaltung: Tel Aviv: Einblicke in den internationalen Hightech- und Startup-Standort ...[mehr]

27.08.2017 - 31.08.2017
Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf

20th International Conference on Cytochrome P450: Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology ...[mehr]